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Hi, I am looking like my countryman RogueAussie for my first handgun. I have only ever shot a 9mm Wather p32 once. I am great with a rifle but found out the other week with my mates 9mm that with a pistol I suck.

I want to get a .45 cal pistol cause it packs the biggest punch, but I know it would be better to double punch something accurately with a 9mm per say than not hit the target. That being said I am looking for some advice on best cal size but my big issue with the 24/7 Pro which I like the look of and the feel (checked them out at my local dealer yesterday .45 & .40), is the reliability concerns with this gun. There is a lot of conflicting information on this pistol.

The thing is I don't have a bunch of money to buy 3 or 4 handguns so I want to make my buy a very good one and know I can rest easy on knowing I can count on this thing if God forbid I would have to use it in a nasty situation. I have always been a firm believer in if you pull a handgun you had better intend on using it or you will more than likely have it used on you. That all being said I respectfully ask for the honest to God truth on this pistol reliability. Mainly the .45 but any other info on the ,40 and 9mm is appreciated also.

Thanks again in advance
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Let's start you out with some homework assignments.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5729.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5988.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=6017.0

There are also the PT911 series, PT92 series, and the Millennium Pro series to consider if those are available there.

Can bring up the links on those if you want, but you better have some snacks and beverages standing by because the amount of info is huge and time consuming, but worth it.

Millennium Pros and 24/7s are kin and similar in many respects. Different in others.
 

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Qwicks draw,

Wow you have given me plenty to research.... Thank you.

I will be checking this stuff out to night. Also thanks for your quick response.

I am really interested in the Taurus line of hand guns. They appear to be a great gun and I'm always interested in going with something a little different from most of the crowd. The biggest thing that has taken me in particular with the 24/7 pro is its size for carry without feeling like you have a toy in your hand. The grip itself is fantastic. I like having the manual safety where it does. The other thing is the 24/7 and the Glock 22 are the only 2 pistols that feel the most natural in my hand and natural to draw. And the 24/7 Pros sights seamed very natural to me. I researched how to use the sights before I went to look at them the other day.

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Keeping me from coming up with the milion and one links on sights? Now you're thinking. ;) :) :D

There are quite a few threads with that extremely large homework loads on sights already. ;D

Then others need to know what's available and the searches can sometimes miss important things.

Kind of like building a brick outhouse and a firehouse for fire engines gets built instead. :) ;)
 

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Gotcha, when you finish your homework assignment, in, say, 2017, let me know which way you decided to go...... :D
 

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Hey TexTaurusGuy,

I hard at it ;D. Qwiks want to get Taurus indoctrinated asap and I'm soaking it up. I really want to get the 24/7 pro .45. It seems there are a lot of satisfied owners, it just seems like it a gamble with the quality of pistol you end up with. Quality control is big with me.
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I just bought the 24/7 Pro .45 ACP last month. I only have 200 rounds through it with no probs. It is very natural in the hand and the sites are very nice once you get used to them. I think that the recoil is not that bad and that a double-tap would not be that difficult. That being said, I would rather put 2 rds of .45 into a BG than 2 rds of 9mm. If you are not using hollow point in the 9mm the rounds might go right through. I HIGHLY suggest the 24/7 .45 ACP. I carry it all the time and nobody has ever said that they can tell I have it on. Good shopping and let us know which way you go.
 

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Just think. He could of asked about ammo which might have been worse. Not really, but I'm checking the archives by caliber in Factory loads.

As for the 9mm. versus .45ACP, there's a good case for both of them despite "conventional wisdom".

Both have had their good statistics for ending a fight and not so good ones. I keep a record on that and the track records.

All the handgun cartridges come up short in hitting power compared to longarms or crew served weapons.
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=4920.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1926.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=1603.0
http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/index.php?topic=5941.0
 

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Well my plan for a defensive round o use the Speer Gold Dot hollow point in 185gr fro the .45 acp or +p 200g. Has anyone tried the Speer Gold Dot? I here it is the choice of many LEO's.

Has anyone also tried the Speer Lawman FMJ's ?
 

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Hey afrats,

Thanks for the feedback. I think I will be placing the order this week for the .45 with my local dealer for $330.00. But keep the input coming everyone and dbSoundGuy I will let you know of my progress :eek:. Qwiks has provided me with some good stuff.
 
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